Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Black rice

Black rice better source of antioxidants than blueberries? 

Customers who want to look after our health often ustupnu the high price of fresh blueberries and blackberries, fruits renowned for its high content of healthy antioxidants.

Scientists attending the meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced that it is now offered to such customers economically cost effective alternative. It is a black rice, also known as the unofficial title "Forbidden Rice".

Otherwise the name originates from the times of ancient China. At that time the nobles and kept every grain of rice for themselves, usually with the same regiment consumption was prohibited, according znanost.com.

"Compared to a full tablespoon blueberries, one spoonful of black rice contains more anthocyanin (healthy antioxidants), while the richer in fiber and vitamin E and contains less sugar," said Zhimin Xu, a spokesman for the research team and associate professor at the Department of Food Science at the Center of Louisiana State University Agriculture, located in Baton Rouge, Los Angeles.

"Why do not we addition to or instead of berries to eat black rice bran or her? Just be obtained from the bran of black rice could be a single economic material to encourage consumption of healthy antioxidants."

"Black rice" contains high levels of antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are the substances that show great potential in the fight against cardiovascular problems, cancer and other types of diseases.

Food manufacturers could use bran obtained from black rice or even extracts of bran to improve the health benefits of breakfast cereals, beverages, cakes, biscuits and other food products, "suggests Xu and his colleagues.

Brown rice is the most widely used varieties of rice in the world. Xu points out that many customers are already familiar with the higher nutritional value of brown rice for white rice.

The main reason more nutritional value obtained from the bran of brown rice is higher levels of antioxidants 'gamma-oryzanol' antioxidant soluble in lipids. A large number of studies have shown that these antioxidants can reduce blood cholesterol low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and thus participate in the fight against cardiovascular disease, according Znanost.com.

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